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Chile and Argentina have evacuated a region near the Copahue volcano in the Andes on the border between the two countries, after fears intensified that it would erupt.
Force of 7.8 magnitude quake could be felt from Kabul to Delhi and Dubai
Witness extraordinary geological formations while canyoneering in Utah
A youngster wowed his teachers when it emerged the piece of shale he brought with him to a show-and-tell was in fact a 300 million-year-old fossil.
The row over a flagship Government employment programme took another twist today when geologists hit back at comments made by a Cabinet minister.
Orbiting probe around Jupiter could be launched in 2021 or 2022 and could reach the giant planet within six years
Plans to bury radioactive waste in Cumbria face growing local opposition. Mike Glover reports
The climate change threat to low-lying islands and cities is well known, but Scandinavia faces the opposite problem
Is there something new from Kapoor amongst this multitude of new scuptural works spread across the various gallery spaces of two entire buildings? Not much. We can divide these work into the rough and the smooth.
Discovery of bedrock and rounded pebbles offer the most convincing evidence yet that there was water on the surface of Mars
Nasa yesterday showed off the first high-resolution, colour portrait images taken by the Mars rover Curiosity, detailing a mound of layered rock where scientists plan to focus their search for the chemical ingredients of life on the Red Planet.
£1.5bn of prime space technology will hurtle through the atmosphere of Mars as one of the most daring space missions ever attempted plays out...
A strong earthquake struck off the coast of Mexico today.
Marina Salye was a geologist of considerable repute, locating mineral deposits in the furthest and least hospitable reaches of the Soviet Union and producing dozens of academic papers and six monographs. But she came to prominence as a pugnacious and eloquent leader of the perestroika-era democratic movement in Leningrad, and as a sharp critic of Vladimir Putin ever since she uncovered gross financial malpractice in his St Petersburg office in the early 1990s.
There is one vital ingredient to every snowshoeing trip. And that's snow. Pulling back the curtains of my hotel room window, I gazed out at the sheer slopes of Mount Etna. There wasn't a flake to be seen. Did Luca, my guide, have some bad news? "Don't worry," he said, while loading our snowshoes into the van.
A volcano on Alaska's Aleutian Islands sent up an ash cloud today which prompted scientists to increase the alert level for commercial air traffic.